Fifty-three kms from Thanjavur is Tiruchirapalli - Trichy for short. In Tamil Nadu State, Trichy city is located in the middle. Tiruchirapalli has always been a seat of power over the centuries. Ti also bears the scars of wars fought to control it by the British and the French.
Trichy or Tiruchirapalli is a pilgrim centre. It is 319 kms from Chennai and about 60 kms from tanjore. Rock cut Temple and Rock Fort, Thayumanaswamy temple, the bell hung between the two shrines are to be seen here. Trichy has an international air port and important railway junction.
Tiruchirapalli has a long history going back to pre-Christian era. During the first millennium, it changed hands from the Pallavas and the Pandyas when it was taken over by the Cholas in the 10th century. After Chola rule, it fell into the hands of Vijayanagar rulers and then the Deccan Sultans. The English, and the French also, tried their strength for the control of this city.
Important Tourist Places in Trichy
Rock Fort Temple
Ranganathar Temple - Srirangam